Grow Your Own Sprouts at Home

Discover the joys of home sprout gardening! This step-by-step guide shows you how to grow nutritious sprouts indoors. From selecting seeds to harvesting, learn the secrets of cultivating fresh sprouts at home.

Even if you don't have a green thumb, you CAN do this! No expensive equipment is needed. Give it a try! It's easy, delicious, and sprouts are incredibly good for you!

Ready? Let's dive in! 


Sprouts are:

  • GOOD FOR YOU: Besides tasting good, sprouts are full of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and fiber – which vary depending upon the type of sprout.
  • HEALTHIER: Sometimes they can be linked to food poisoning if purchased at the store. You get to control the cleanliness of the process.
  • EASY: It’s incredibly easy to grow your own.
  • INEXPENSIVE: It’s cheaper than purchasing sprouts at the store – over time you save money.


Sprouts are easier on the digestive system than their grown-up versions
They have a lot of nutrients: protein, folate, magnesium, and vitamins and minerals

Legume (green pea) sprouts:

  • Produce DAO (find out why this is important by reading this article about Histamine Intolerance).
  • Pea shoots are rich in vitamin A, vitamin B1 (thiamin), B2 (riboflavin), B3 (niacin), B5, B6, and B9 (folate), vitamin C as well as minerals like calcium and copper, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, and zinc. They are tiny lil nutritional and healthy powerhouses bursting with goodness!

Broccoli sprouts:

  • Rich in a wide range of nutrients, including vitamin A,, vitamin C, and fiber. 
  • These power sprouts may lower your risk for heart disease and are also rich in coenzyme Q10 (helps lower blood pressure).
  •  Studies show they can reduce blood sugar and may help reduce inflammation linked to arthritis.
  • These sprouts contain very high levels of sulforaphane, a nutrient possessing anti-cancer and anti-inflammatory properties. This nutrient also may protect agains Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, stroke and help improve some symptoms of autism. Sulforaphane may also help with your gut health.
  •  DID YOU KNOW? Research has shown that freezing broccoli sprouts increases the sulforaphane levels!


  • Adzuki
  • Alfalfa
  • Beet
  • Broccoli
  • Buckwheat
  • Fenugreek
  • Green pea
  • Kale
  • Lentil
  • Mung Bean
  • Mustard
  • Radish
  • Red clover
  • Spelt
  • Sunflower
  • Wheat


Containers and a kit for growing the sprouts in and the seeds. I recommend the following*:

Mason Jar Kit: Seed Sprouting Jar Kit with 2 Wide Mouth Mason Jars
Certified Organic Dried Green Pea Sprouting Seed - 1 Lb
(Or try Broccoli Seeds for Sprouting)

*As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. I always recommend products I know/love/use. 


Day One

You will need 2-3 tablespoons of green pea seeds (or another type of seed you choose. Try broccoli sprouts - they're one of my favorites).

Add your seeds to the mason jar. Cover the seeds with water and add enough to fill half the jar. 

Allow your seeds to soak for 6 hours or overnight. 

See below for pictures.

Day Two

Drain the water, then rinse well and drain again.

Allow the jars to drain for 12 hours. Place the jars upside down in the stand, and tilt them to allow for better drainage.

After 12 hours, rinse your seeds, pour out the old water, and allow to drain, with the jars tilted in the stand. I rinse and drain in the morning and at night.

Day Three

Repeat the process: Drain the water, then rinse well and drain again, twice a day. See how they're starting to grow?

Day Four 

Repeat the process: Drain the water, then rinse well and drain again, twice a day. 

Day Five

Repeat the process: Drain the water, then rinse well and drain again, twice a day.

Day Six

Repeat the process: Drain the water, then rinse well and drain again, twice a day. Later in the afternoon, I harvested the sprouts.


Rinse sprouts in fresh, clean water.

Remove the sprouts from the jars.

Loosen up the sprouts – it may be one big ol' sprout mass, so pull them apart gently.

Soak them in clean water, pat dry, and let them dry thoroughly on a paper towel.

Day 1 of growing sprouts

Day One

Day One

Day Two

Day Three

how to grow your own sprouts that are full of vitamins, minerals and are anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer powerhouses

Day Four

Day Five

how to easily grow sprouts at home day 6

Day Six

how to grow sprouts at home

Harvest Your Green Pea Sprouts


Store in refrigerator for 3-4 days or...

Freeze your sprouts in small batches.


This research was based on my own experience of growing sprouts. 

I also read the following articles and found them helpful:


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